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Digital: QBO Innovation Hub partners with Investing In Women to champion #Pinaytechsheroes through their Startup Pinay program

Media Coverage /15 October 2020

Through its Startup Pinay program, which aims to foster a community of female-led tech startups through funding, mentorship, and exposure, QBO Innovation Hub (‘QBO’) has been actively promoting opportunities for women to lead in the startup community. To help take this program a step further, QBO has partnered with Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government that promotes women’s economic empowerment in South East Asia.

The three-year partnership with Investing in Women will significantly expand QBO’s Startup Pinay program—enabling QBO to take meaningful steps towards shifting gender norms, especially as it concerns the role of women as founders, workplace gender equality, and access to growth capital for women-owned and women-led enterprises in the Philippines.

“IW is excited to be working in partnership with QBO, as they work to shift gender norms to fully enable women’s meaningful participation in the tech startup space in the Philippines. Women are innovative, talented and ambitious to succeed as startup founders, but are often limited by traditional expectations of the roles they play at home, at work and in society,” said IW CEO Julia Newton-Howes. “We are also encouraged to see men in the QBO community acting as allies of women in the tech startup space,” she added.

 

adobo magazine. (2020, September 28). Digital: QBO Innovation Hub partners with Investing In Women to champion #Pinaytechsheroes through their Startup Pinay program. Adobo Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.adobomagazine.com/digital-news/digital-qbo-innovation-hub-partners-with-investing-in-women-to-champion-pinaytechsheroes-through-their-startup-pinay-program/

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